Ontario’s Animal Protection Laws Move From Worst to First

Posted by April Nockleby, ALDF's Online Content Manager on May 20, 2009

2009 Canadian Animal Protection Laws Rankings Map

The Animal Legal Defense Fund released a report today that ranks each Canadian province and territory on the relative strength and comprehensiveness of their current animal protection laws.

In a dramatic move, Ontario, which last year had the infamous
distinction of ranking lowest in the nation for its animal protection
laws, moved from worst to first this year due to a host of new laws,
including standards of care for animals, requiring veterinarians to
report suspected offences, higher penalties, and restrictions on the
future ownership of animals by offenders.

Read the full report and download the rankings map here.